TYSON FURY has edged ever-closes to a return to boxing after two years out… as date has been set for his doping hearing.
British Boxing Board of Control general secretary Robert Smith has revealed Fury’s hearing will be in December this year.
Fury has been out of the ring wince winning the world heavyweight titles in 2015 against Wladimir Klitschko.
But now Smith has suggested the “Gypsy King” could be back in the ring sooner rather than later.
He revealed: “December [for the hearing], that’s true.
“The reason why this has taken so long, so I have been led to believe, is because Mr Fury’s legal team could not agree a date for the recommencement of the hearing.
“They obviously now have, and the hearing will recommence.”
A raft of personal issues and UK Anti-Doping failing to hear his case have seen Fury endure a long break from the sport.
But recently the man himself revealed he will face a “top three” fighter.
He tweeted: “I’ll prove my worth in my first comeback fight after 2.5 years out the ring! It will be som1 in top 3! All bums anyway. 1name.”
Fury even offered to step in and fill the void left by David Haye for the Tony Bellew fight.
Again on Twitter, Fury said: “Who wants to see me & @TonyBellew go at it heavyweight style? Manchester vs Liverpool northwests finest.
“I’ve just heard David Haye’s pulled out against Tony ‘The bell***’ Bellew.
“They call you the bomber, I call you the bell***, it’ll be no contest, one uppercut ceiling job.
“If you think you can do any different, prove it wrong, and you can bring your mate as well, big dosser David Price.”